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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Land of Lost Toys, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Land of Lost Toys

    Land of Lost Toys In the Brooder

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    We need more chickens! I started with 4 nice barred rocks last year and wonderful eggs by all until.... a few weeks ago we had one just keel over from a chicken heart attack? who knows. Then this past week, we have one go broody. So, I just got back from a neighbor's place with a dozen hatching eggs...a variety of them - barred, white plymouth, americana, and golden buffs. Figured that we needed more chickens and I might as well take advantage of the broody one. We'll see what happens! Wish me luck and pray they all aren't roosters!
     

  2. MelissaA

    MelissaA Songster

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    Congrats! Come and join us over on the ***JULY HATCH-A-LONG come join in*** by save the favs thread!
     
  3. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    WE call it chicken math [​IMG] Incubators start it and broodies keep it going good luck be sure to join the July hatch a long
     
  4. Land of Lost Toys

    Land of Lost Toys In the Brooder

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    Since I'm using the broody hen, I need to mark the eggs. What do you guys use...pencil...or what? These are the only fertile ones so I need to make sure to keep them separate from my regular eggs which are non-fertile.
     
  5. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    I use a sharpie it doesn't come off and I can see it when it is dark..I know people say pencil but I can't see it good enough
     

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